Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
for you, alex, as well as ruth. talk about chuck hagel. he gave a really poor performance at his confirmation hearing last week. both sides can pretty much agree with that. that's coming from folks like leon panetta. leon panetta actually defending him yesterday. let's take a listen to him. >> it's pretty obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. what disappointed me is that they talked a lot about past quotes but what about what a secretary of defense is confronting today? what about the war in afghanistan? what about the war on terrorism? what about the budget sequester? >> ruth, what do you think, does panetta have a point there? >> i think he totally has a point. i think that the thing that was striking about the hague will confirmation hearing was the really poor performance on both sides. yes, the nominee did a terrible job answering entirely predictable questions and handling those, but also, the senators did a predictable but also very poor job of probing seriously his views, not just what he said in the past, but his views on the various things that wil
Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
't know. >> budget cuts and is chuck hagel the right choice to run the department of defense . hoda with a testament . power of the human spirit. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckleberry. [ applause ] >> thank you very great audience here upon tonight and thank you for joining us . welcome to huckleberry from the fox news stud yoyless. if you thought you had a rough week just be glad you are not al gore. he is peddling his book which lecturings us to heed the clarion call to turn down the thermostat on global warning . the usual suspects on the predictable left was having a hard time to hear al's sermon because what he does is it luder than anything else. he just sold current tv to al-jazeera that gets funding from the country of qatar that gets his money from oil reservings. can mogul gorp gore who has current tv and sells to qatar, can mogul al gore co-exist with activist ark al gore? >> you near business with this count reap that is enabling your ultsmate foe climate change >> i think i understand what you are getting at. ouch. >> you know, al should have done my show.
Feb 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
. it's giving way to the next step. committee vote on chuck hagel could come as early as this week. is he a former nebraska senator. coming off that grilling on capitol hill. tonight, new criticism of his performance from both key republicans and democrats, including the president's former press secretary robert gibbs. disconcerting thing for anybody that watched it he seemed unprepared on the questions that quite frankly he knew was coming. >> but members of the obama administration including current defense secretary leon panetta are defending hagel. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey thinks very highly of hagel and confident about his abilities after speaking to him in private. >> i'm not going to grade his homework. i will say in my conversations with him he was well prepared, articulate, concise. >> you are confident that he can do the job? >> i'm not going to speak about confidence. he could be my boss. >> harris: steve centanni live with the news from d.c. right now steve, his supporters trying to stem the tide against hagel, what are they saying? >